Made for DaVinci Resolve 16 and above, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard from Blackmagic Design features an all-metal construction and has professional edit keys and a high-quality search wheel, allowing you to edit with both hands. For example, you can control the position within a clip with the right hand while setting in and out points and applying edits with the left. Based on feedback from professionals, the Resolve Editor Keyboard even has subtle design features such as empty space above certain keys, so they can be located by touch. It plugs into a USB Type-C port and works without any batteries. The keyboard can be used on a desktop or inset into a console via a flange. DaVinci Resolve software is included.
- All-Metal Design with Handrest
- High-Quality Keys with Tiered Profile
- Premium Search Wheel
- Fast In and Out Points
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Keyboard Overview
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Keyboard Specs
|Built-In Control Device||None|
|Material of Construction||Metal|
|Package Weight||6.75 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||25.3 x 11.3 x 4.8"|
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Keyboard Reviews
This keyboard is awesome!! My backstory: This year 2023 or one could say the end of last year 2022, I decided to leave the adobe ecosystem and go with DaVinci Resolve (or Resolve) for all my video creation needs. After downloading the free version of the software and trying it for a few weeks, I found that the software was very intuitive and flowed well. Also, there seems to be a going community of DaVinci Resolve users sharing their knowledge online. Consequently, I decided to invest in the BMD Editor's Keyboard over other solutions because I view it as a learning tool to help me grow in my understanding of DaVinci Resolve and assisting me in my transition from Premiere Pro by learning all the Resolve native keyboard shortcuts and background creation philosophy. Not to mention that, it, also, included a license for Resolve Studio 18. Well initially, I had a hard time choosing to either buy the keyboard or the speed editor; however, after watching & reading several reviews, I decided to go with the keyboard because in the long-run it has a lot more utility for me. Characteristics I like: I find the keyboard to be very study, well-build & solid. These are common traits stated in many online reviews. The keys feel great and I can spend hours typing on them. The search wheel is a very nice addition along with the other features. I have edited some videos following along-side BMD Resolve Training just using a normal keyboard and it was pretty tough to keep up; because, I only know but a very few of the native keyboard shortcuts. By investing in this keyboard, I feel that I have purchased a tool that I can grow into over the long haul as I develop at the video creation & editing craft with DaVinci Resolve. Hopefully, the keyboard will become a very effective tool for me that I can learn to wield as effectively as the God Of Thunder Thor wields his hammer. Perceivable Cons: As can be seen in the image, the keyboard sure can fill up a keyboard tray. I mean that in a good way. To me it's not a takeaway because it sits below the surface of my desk. My Recommendation: If you are like me and are still relatively new to editing and new to using DaVinci Resolve, the editor's keyboard is a worthy robust solution for the extra money spent; over solutions like the editor's keyboard, or other potential third party solutions. So to emphasize my point, the keyboard is a worthy candidate for investment if you are new and plan to stick with DaVinci Resolve for the long-haul. However, if you are a DaVinci Resolve double blackbelt and have mastered all the plentiful keyboard shortcuts, the speed editor may be better option. On the B&H front, the keyboard had come to me very well packaged and smelling like it was delivered in a brand new truck. ;)) Thanks Ron
Extremely versatile and effective
If you dedicate yourself full time to the video editing process using Davinci Resolve. It is almost mandatory that you should acquire this keyboard. Extremely versatile and effective, it has changed my process for working on videos and delivering the product to my clients. Using it inside the Cut window is one of the best experiences an editor has to go through it seems like magic. Not to mention the quality with which the keyboard is made of excellent materials. Highly recommended
Great KB, wish the keys were backlit
Overall, this keyboard is fantastic. The pros: The jog wheel is spectacular. There are many speed keys incorporated on the keyboard which instantly make your edit faster. There was literally no setup, it just works. The keyboard is very much a heavy duty keyboard which feels like it will last a very long time. Cons: I edit in low light. That means I can't see the keys. I purchased a flexible USB keyboard light to illuminate the keys, that is super helpful. The keys are large and offer a lot of 'spring'. That makes it a bit more difficult to press the keys. It sort of reminds me of an old school keyboard from way back in the day, only higher quality. A little bit lower profile keys with backlit illumination would have made this the perfect keyboard. Overall, I've gotten used to the larger keys and the added Keyboard light made this a solid setup.
Backlight Keyboard...? Please!
I've own this keyboard for about 3 months now. I switched from Premiere to Resolve for obvious reasons. This keyboard is amazing. It takes a bit of time (hours to a couple of days) to learn the layout. That being said, I do wish Blackmagic had incorporated the following: 1. Backlit keyboard!!! 2. Less clunky keys for faster typing (I get it, it's an editing keyboard, not necessarily for typing). 3. At least 4 programmable keys! (10 or more would be ideal) Today, Blackmagic dropped the price of this keyboard from $995 to $595. That's a $400 discount. This gets me into thinking, ..will they be releasing a new upgraded Editor Keyboard with some (or all) the above-mentioned wishes? If so, is this the reason they dropped the price, so that the new one will be priced at $995? Does this mean I won't have to use my overhead NanLite PavoTube II 6C on top of the keyboard to see the keys in the dark...? I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)
The jog wheel does not work with my mac pro
I've gone through every preference, and the jog wheel does not work. The main reason I bought this was for the jog wheel.
Love it more .. each day
First off .. this thing is large .. but actually a perfect size .. it is very comfortable to work on .. As someone who goes back to Umatic , I Inch and Betacam editing .. this thing makes me feel young again ! The shuttle and scroll features are great with the cut page .. and inserting and trimming is is breeze .. I’m on a new Mac Pro with Duo graphics cards so this think flies through 16bit Raw 6k like butter ! Keyboard feels a little like the old Sony 422 keyboard editors.. I found it to be a little tricky to get used to at first and I reverted all my keyboard kabirtcuts back to default .. that way all the keyboard commands work precisely as marked ... Lots of great functions .. and you will find yourself rarely using your trackball or mouse . The best thing again about it for me ...trimming and cutting down raw material in the cut page to get ready for the edit page ! One other note .. I am using with the Davinci Mini Panel and there is enough room on my desk for both ... Enjoy !
NO SOFTWARE LICENSE
I purchased this from B&H and it was supposed to come with a license for the Studio version of resolve. It did NOT. It came with a card in the box with a link to download the free version! DO NOT BUY THIS!
Keyboard is great
The keyboard, although huge, is great, but don't bother contacting Blackmagic Design for any sort of customer support with any of their products beyond turning on or off.
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